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Thursday, April 18 • 9:15am - 10:15am
Structuring Participation with Transcription Crowdsourcing

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Thanks to the open-source Zooniverse Project Builder, anyone can mount a crowdsourcing project in minutes, collecting transcriptions for handwritten items ranging from business forms to specimen cards to recipe books. Designed as a fully-hosted, plug-and-play solution, the Project Builder reduces technical overhead for crowdsourcing initiatives -- letting project staff shift focus to the crucial work of building participant communities. In this session, practitioners in academia, libraries, and museums will discuss best practices and lessons learned in partnering with the public to unlock digitized primary sources.

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Jen Wolfe

Digital Initiatives Manager, Newberry Library
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Samantha Blickhan

Humanities Lead for Zooniverse, Adler Planetarium
I work on humanities projects for Zooniverse.org. Interested in crowdsourcing, text transcription, machine learning & HTR. Background in medieval musicology and manuscript studies, music notation & digital pedagogy.

John Clegg

Harper Schmidt Fellow, University of Chicago

Thursday April 18, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am CDT
Video Theater 400 S State Street, Chicago, IL 60605